Gallery: Houston cuts down nets after earning AAC title share
March 8, 2020
Although unconventional, taking hours after Houston’s home win over Memphis, the Cougars finally got to cut down the nets Sunday at Fertitta Center to celebrate earning a share of the regular season 2020 American Athletic Conference title.
With the win, Houston became the first team in The American’s history to win back-to-back regular season AAC titles.
Take a look at the best moments caught from Houston’s celebration:
Head coach Kelvin Sampson holds a big chunk of net after his Cougars earned a share of the 2020 AAC title. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Sampson led Houston to its second-straight American title, the first time UH wins back-to-back conference titles since 1984. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Sophomore guard Nate Hinton led the Cougars with 8.7 rebounds per contest in 2019-20| Mikol Kindle Jr.
Hinton showed off his hardware as he cut down the net, flashing his Sweet Sixteen ring from Houston’s 2019 run in the NCAA Tournament. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
The Cougars ended their conference schedule with a share of the 2020 AAC regular season championship. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougarcommemorative AAC title hats as he climbs the ladder for his turn at the net. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Forward Fabian White Jr. will be the leading veteran in the front court for the Cougars in his senior season. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Assistant coach Kellen Sampson, with his piece of the net tied to his hat, shows off Houston’s regular season title shirt. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
The Cougars celebrate together after clinching a share of the AAC title on Sunday. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Junior guard DeJon Jarreau garbed with the net around his neck. | Mikol Kindle Jr./The Cougar
Senior center Chris Harris Jr. celebrating Houston’s share of the regular-season championship. He first joined the Cougars in the 2017-18 season. | Mikol Kindel Jr./The Cougar